UKZN Epidemiologist Appointed onto WHO Taskforce

UKZN Epidemiologist and Biostatistician in the Department of Public Health, Professor Benn Sartorius has been invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide expert assistance on its General Programme of Work Metrics Taskforce. Sartorius, who ranked 14 on the UKZN Top 30 Researchers’ list in 2016, serves on the Scientific Council for the Global

UKZN-YALE Symposium Themed Neuro-otology

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery hosted the 6th UKZN-YALE Symposium at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine under the theme of Neuro-otology. The aim of the Symposium was to exchange research findings and experience between the two universities and was held immediately after the World Health Organization World Hearing Day, which

UKZN Bone Expert at International Gathering in Switzerland

Fracture-Related Infections (FRI) and Post-Traumatic Limb Reconstruction specialist, Dr Len Marais, participated in the International Consensus Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fracture-Related Infection. Marais, who is UKZN’s acting Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, has been Head of the Tumour, Sepsis and Reconstruction Unit at Grey’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg since 2010. One

Promoting the Use of Technology to Cut Communication Costs

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) recently rewarded winners of the SCM Microsoft Lync Competition which targeted professional services staff at the School, encouraging them to make more use of video calls for office communication. ‘From 2014, there has been a steady decline in our communication expenditure as a result of doing away with a

UKZN Hosts Benchmarking visit by Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Representatives from the Pharm-Biotechnology and Traditional Medicine Centre (PHARMBIOTRAC) at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) were at UKZN recently on a benchmarking venture. The partnership between PHARMBIOTRAC at MUST; and UKZN’s Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CIKS) and the Pharmaceutical Sciences Discipline was initiated in 2015 when CIKS supported MUST in the

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Three UKZN Publications on Springer Special edition

Two UKZN students, Ms Sona Ayanikalath and Ms Inge Odendaal and an alumnus, Dr Kim Coutts, were featured in Springer Nature’s free articles campaign featuring the Top 1% cited papers in the Clinical Medicine field. This campaign was in celebration of the Chinese New Year. About 266 highly cited papers from 142 journals in 10 subjects were

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Click here for the English version Umfundi wase-UKZN wonyaka wesi-4 weziqu zokwelapha uMnu Tumisang Malete usanda kushicilela incwadi ayichaza njengeyokuqala kweziningi zakhe ezimayelana nobuholi. Incwadi esihloko esithi Leading in a Selfie Generation yethulwe ngokusemthethweni mhla zingama-24 kuNhlolanja futhi isiyatholakala kulesi sizindalwazi, www.leadinginaselfiegeneration.co.za UMalete, odabuka e-Pitoli, uzibiza ngomholi ‘ongalindelekile’. Uhambo lwakhe lobuholi lwaqala esaneminyaka eyi-12 lapho aqala khona ukubamba

Sparking Innovation Breakfast on UKZN’s Medical School Campus

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)-funded KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) recently hosted its second Durban Spark Innovation breakfast featuring UKZN’s A-rated scientist Professor Fernando Albericio as the keynote speaker. The breakfast series of presentations, held in partnership with Stanford University in the United States, is aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Durban.

Workshop attendees, facilitators and supervisors.

Students and Supervisors Attend Proposal Writing Workshop

About 30 masters and doctoral students and supervisors from the College of Health Sciences attended an Early Bird Proposal Development workshop hosted by the School of Nursing and Public Health. The week-long forum aimed to enhance the students’ knowledge of various research methods in preparation for their research protocol write up. ‘The goal was to